Rolling Stones - 1969-1974: The Mick Taylor Years
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In reality, this DVD turned out to be a patchwork of lame interviews - mostly from people you don't care about. There are some interesting interview segments with musicians like John Mayall, Bill Plummer and Al Perkins,......but the bulk of the interviews are with these annoying English turds that mean nothing to most of us. Excepting the details from L.A. session musicians (which are probably only interesting to us musicians out there), the bulk of the interviews are just the re-telling of stories that most Stones fans have already heard a million times.
There is very little performance, in fact the bulk of the "fill in" music behind the interviews is this generic garbage intended to sound like the stones (it's not even the Stones providing the bulk of the backing interview soundtrack). There are a couple rare performance clips from the Taylor years,....but they show 10 seconds of it, and then they quickly cut back to the annoying English turds telling stories that we've already heard a million times.
It seems to me that this DVD was thrown together in a hurry, in order to profit off the current Exile re-release hype - as a companion to the "stones in exile" DVD. In fact, many of these same stories were just told on the "stones in exile" DVD release (which is a million times better than this DVD release). The whole thing seems generic, and very cheaply thrown together - with no involvement from the Stones. It's almost bootleggish, not in video quality, but rather the incredibly low budget production of the entire product.
I am a diehard Stones fan,...Read more ›
Beginning as the Sixties became the Seventies and The Rolling Stones were struggling to grow all the way from "England's Newest Hit Makers" into "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band," we hear the entire journey recounted by an impressive list of Stones biographers, historians and even session musicians, plus see the events themselves unfold via clips from the band's initial, free Hyde Park concert with Taylor clear through their landmark 1969 and 1972 North American tours. Not to mention a slew of primordial promotional clips spanning "Jumpin' Jack Flash" to "It's Only Rock `n Roll" which cover, in fact, a defining era in the Stones' development as the band survives Altamont, Allen Klein, and the death of its founding member only to find themselves tax-exiled and semi-comatose in the south of France. It is a period during which they also somehow start their own record company, learn how to MAKE their own records (thanks in no small part to their late, extremely great producer Jimmy Miller) and along with The Who and Led Zeppelin forge the soon-to-become fantastically lucrative U.S. arena-rock circuit.Read more ›
Musicians and journalists effectively review the Stones singles and album releases from the period when Mick Taylor first joined the group, to the time of his departure, and also the importance Mick Taylor had on their sound at this time. Taylor joined in the summer of 1969, but it was the previous year, around the period of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash', that this DVD properly takes up the story. It's a great time to start too, because 'Jumpin Jack Flash' marked a new era for the Stones within their rock/ blues sound, which would come fully to fruition once Mick Taylor arrived.
John Mayall, Nigel Williamson, Barney Hoskyns, Alan Clayson, and Robert Christgau, especially, give excellent commentaries on the various events that take place within the 1969-74 period. There is an element of huge praise for much of the Stones musical output during this time, yet they are not hesistant to vent their disapproval of elements of 'Goats Head Soup' and 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll', as the quality of the Stones music begins to decline. The band's jet set lifestyle and drug habits are discussed quite comprehensively too, and are seen as the major cause of the Stones lack of inspiration.Read more ›
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I think the dvd was minimal on the Mick Taylor. His contribution and stye were and is a highlight in english blues playersPublished 4 months ago by Neil Keraunos
love anything about Mick Taylor
he is such a brilliant guitar player,as well as
somewhat reclusive, not a lot written about him
I detest misleading titles and this is certainly one of them. "Mick Taylor Years" yeah, right. Nothing in this dvd is worth watching or listening to, at all.Published on December 25, 2012 by Kevin Eddinger
this was a gift for my father in law and he loves it. big stones fan and these are the years he was a young man and it took him back to his youth. great gift for stones fans.Published on November 19, 2012 by tasch0911
Well this is my second review (don't know what happened to the first)...
This dvd is at the moment gathering dust on my shelf... Read more
This video was a great disappointment. I always enjoyed the Mick Taylor years and hoped to hear more music. Instead it a lot of talking. Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by K. J. Masten
This is a really interesting and considered film covering the period from Beggars' Banquet and Brian Jones' demise, through Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Dave
Rolling Stones "1969-1974: The Mick Taylor Years" is a video time capsule of the groundbreaking rock and roll legends. Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by Cody
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I got a good look at the photo because for some reason the DVD is actually out in a store at the mall here in Albany NY already. I don't know how or why it's on the shelves, but it is . Anyway, I agree, it does look like Ronnie, but it's Keith. You'll see it better when you find it at the store.
Jul 23, 2010 by Mike | See all 3 posts